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   Independent Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - August 18, 1963, Long Beach, California                               BRIGHTEST STAR OF GALAXY GUDRUN BJARNADOTTIR Easy on the Makeup Party Weekend for IBC's Girls The city Saturday paid homage to Miss Interna- tional, 20-year-old Gudrun Bjarnadottir and the 86 weary but beautiful ladies of the International Beauty Congress. The Downtown Long Beach Association spon- sored a 10 a.m. Interna- tional Farewell Day as open top convertibles brought the contestants along Pine Avenue. Each car stopped at one of the six "Internationa! Arches of Friendship" so that gifts could be bestowed on the girls by local -merchants. A 6 MISS COLORADO (Darla Huff) went to the Colorado state picnic at noon, Miss Minnesota (Mary Jane Haf- erman) went to the Minne- sota state picnic and the rest of the girls spent the afternoon primping and prettying for the Corona- tion Ball and banquet at 7 p.m. Officers from the United States Navy served as escorts for the ladies as their hostess chaperones ringed the ballroom. One young ensign was heard to comment that "it looks like an admiral's in- spection." But the perfume, music and flowing formals took effect as the evening progressed and the Navy demonstrated "close forma- tion much to the de- light of the beauties, s TODAY, after church, the girls go to a buffet and swimming party at 2 p.m. at the Petroleum Club Miss Pennsylvania (Diane goes to you- know-whose state picnic Miss Tahiti (Mareta Tuihaa) is guest at a luau in Rolling Hills Miss Ireland (Olivia White) and Miss Scotland (Wendy Bar- rie) tour a radio station in Glendale Miss Italy (Ana Rispoli, XXXVIII- XXIV-XXXVIII) visits a Sons of Italy banquet at the Elks Club and some of the girls head for the air- port and the trip home. Miss International will fall hands-forward in front of the J. C. Penney store on Pine Avenue promptly at 10 a.m. Monday in a Grauman's Chinese dry- goods store-type perform- ance when she places her pretty palms in wef, gooey concrete .for those who come after her to walk on, and then, the IBC will be over until next year. Light Plane Rams Wall; Pilot Killed A Huntington Beach man was killed and another se- riously injured when their light single engine plane skimmed treetops in the San Bernardino Mountains and crashed against a ce- ment-walled reservoir. Killed was the pilot, Richard Olson, 34, of 15442 Baffin Circle.- His passen- ger, Robert B. Stanford, 28, of 5681 Mangrum Dr., was taken to San 'Bernardino County Hospital with mul- tiple fractures and head in- juries. Friends said the pair left Sunset Airport in Hunting- ton Beach in a Fairchild trainer "just to go .flying." The Civil Aeronautics Board and the Federal Aviation Agency were investigating the cause of the crash. Olson operated a radio- TV repair shop in Fullerton. Top International Beauty Starts Her Glamour Reign By CHARLES SUTTON The suspense and sur- prise all over, lovely Gud- run Bjarnadottir, Miss In- ternational of 1964, settled down Saturday to a job for which she seems eminently fitted that of being a reigning beauty queen. The long-stemmed beauty awoke shortly, after light filtered through her Break- ers .International Hotel win- down and, before you could say Keflavick, her home town in Iceland, she was looking freshly demure for visitors who came knocking at her door. Friday night had been a tumultuous, exciting shock- ing experience for Gudrun shocking, in fact, that she broke into tears when officials tapped her for the International Beauty Con- gress title. "I DIDNT think I had a she confessed. "When it happened, I didn't believe it at first." Saturday, Gudrun not only believed looked it. She wore a simple blue sheath dress and, despite only three hours sleep the night before, looked flower- fresh in it. There was nary a shadow beneath her deep gray-green eyes, and her peaches and cream com- plexion fairly shone in the morning light. SITTING ON the edge of a queen-size bed, with her legs crossed nicely, Miss Bjarnadottir admitted she'd been quite nervous all through the pageant though outwardly, she said, she appears to be the cool and collected type. She also disclosed that she almost didn't enter the contest. "I haJ been having terri- ble headaches and I really didn't feel up to she explained. "But Mrs. Swan- son (Mrs. Sumi Swanson, her chaperone, of 4029 Pine Ave.) and my parents per- suaded me that 1 should go if only for my countrymen. They said I owed it to the people in Iceland. I feared I wouldn't be able to take the grind." FOR THE FIRST three days of the pageant, the headaches continued, she said. Indeed, she still gets them intermittenly. The daughter of a fish- ing boat builder in Iceland, Gudrun has been living re- cently in Paris, where she works as a photographers' model. Her sideline is acting, and she wouldn't mind it one bit if Hollywood beck- oned. However, none of the studios have approached her yet, she said. Romance? "I'm not interested in she stated firm- ly, thereby adding more mystery to an already mystifying issue. GUDRUN'S first com-' roent on the subject was made Friday, following her coronation. "1 don't want to discuss my personal (Continued Page A-6, Col 1) Southland's OWN SUNDAY Newspaper Phone HE 5-1161 The Mostly sunny today with low clouds and local fog night and early morning hours. High about 80. Complete weather on Page A-2. LONG BEACH, CALIF., SUNDAY, AUGUST 18, 1963 20 CENTS VOL. 12 I 144 PAGES Independent Meredith's Graduation Set Today OXFORD, Miss. (fft Barring unforseen develop- ments, James H. Meredith will receive his bachelor's degree today from the Uni- versity of Mississippi. The 30-year-old Meredith, a slightly built Negro from Kosciusko, Miss., became the first known member of his race to attend the 115- year-old university last fall when he was enrolled by the force of federal arms. GOV. ROSS Barnett, who last fall tried repeatedly to block Meredith's admission, attempted last week to pre- vent Meredith from receiv- ing a degree from the same school where the 61-year- old governor got his law degree. But the State College Board, ruling body of Mis- sissippi's public institutions of higher learning, voted 6-5 to allow Meredith to re- ceive his diploma. At issue was a statement Meredith issued last June after a sniper assassinated Negro leader Medgar Evers at Jackson, Miss. MEREDITH called for a "general boycott of every- thing possible by Negroes" as a protest against the racial situation in Missis- sippi. "A Negro's life is not worth the air it takes to keep it alive in he said. Barnett, in seeking to stop Meredith's graduation, contended the statement violated a university rule against inflamatory pro- nouncements. Members of the State Col- lege Board said they feared Ole Miss would lose its accredition if it denied Meredith a degree because of his statement. Attend Coming-Out Fete for First Lady's Half-Sister By FRANCES LEWINE NEWPORT, R.I. Debutante. Janet Jennings Auchincloss, with a surprise boquet from President and Mrs. Kennedy, was the star of an elaborate seaside coming-out ball Saturday night. The introduction to New- port society of 18-year old Janet, half-sister of First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, touched off a weekend of partying here. The biggest party of all was the Vene- tian Ball, with 800 to guests invited to dance un- til dawn in honor of Deb Janet at the 75-acre Ham- mersmith Farm, home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh D. Auch'ncloss of Washington. The rambling, gray- shingled Iflth-cenutry Vic- torian summer home on Narragansett Bay was a beehive of activity as New York decorators and cater- ers culminated months of planning to give it the flavor of Venice, the city of gondolas, music and ro- mance. The gay decor included two huge marquees with Venetian canvas for dancing and one for up on the lawn overlooking the water. A 40-foot gondola, with red and black velvet trim- mings, provided the band- stand background for Meyer Davis and his society or- chestra, who had played only the night before for the Newport coming-out Blue and Silver Ball of Janet's close friend, Jose- phine Pearson Taylor of Camdcn, S.C. The musicians were pro- vided with the costumes of gondoliers and told to em- phasize sentimental Italian tunes. All the young girls received a golden mask on a stick and the young men escorts were given authen- tic straw hats, worn by gon- doliers in Venice and im- ported from there especially for the ball. The Auchinclosses invited some 300 guests to dinner first and a list that re- portedly came to for the ball beginning at 11 p.m. and traditionally con- tinuing until dawn with pancakes and scrambled eggs featured at the buffet tables. A Who's Who of Society from Newport, Washington, Boston and Philadelphia gathered for the event, in- cluding ambassadors and Janet's two roomates from Miss Porter's exclusive (Continued, Page A-6, Col. 6) Press Wfrcphoto GOVERNOR EDMUND G. BROWN and wife are received by Pope Paul VT in a special audience at his summer palace, Castel Gandolfo. INVITES RETURN VISIT Brown Meets With Pope CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy (UP1) Edmund G. Brown of Cali- fornia Saturday met with Pope Paul VI and invited the Pope to visit his state. A spokesman for the governor said the Pope threw out his arms in a wide gesture which seemed to indicate "Who THE POPE said he was happy to re- ceive the invitation but did not say if he would accept, the spokesman added. Brown, a Catholic, shook hands with the Pope rather than kissing his ring as is the customary practice for Catholics received in papal audience. He gave the Pope a book entitled "Beautiful which is well illustrated with color photographs of the Golden State. The Pope told him he would look forward to reading it. The spokesman for Brown said the governor had found the Pope a much more striking figure than his photo- graphs indicate and had described him as a "very kindly" man. -A- -A- AFTER leaving Castel Gandolfo, lo- cated in the Alban Hills M miles southeast of Rome, Brown went to Rome to meet with Italian Foreign Trade Minister Giuseppe Trabucchi. After attending church today, the governor leaves Rome by air for Du- brovnik, Yugoslavia. PIED PIPERS Haiti Rebels Report CAN GET OFF r RELIEF ROLL Aerial Foe Downed THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. you build a better mousetrap and mighty quick the resi- dents of Conejo Valley will beat a path to your door. A recent drought has driven thousands of little field mice into this South- ern California residential area, and the invasion has residents going to every comer market and hard- ware store for mousetraps. Stocks were depleted over the weekend, while one firm said it was ordering traps by the gross and sell- ing them like hotcakes. SANTO DOMINGO, Do- minican Republic Haitian rebel forces report- ed Saturday night they had shot down one of two air force planes which they claimed President Francois Duvalier sent against their positions around the town of Mont Organise in Haiti. Paul Verna, spokesman for the rebel forces led by former Haitian Gen. Leon Cantave, said the plane was shot down after a two-day pitched battle around Mont Organise, an interior city which the rebels claim they have captured. Verna said he got the news from rebels by courier. WHERE TO FIND IT THE TYPEWRITER is a musical least it will be in the next Starlight Serenade, Aug. 23. And Mayor Edwin Wade will be soloist with the Symphony Orchestra. How come? See Page A-3. HOLLYWOOD'S production plans are putting new life in the film capital of the world. A survey of films in the works and production plans will be found on A-10. Amusements .........B-6 Beach Combing.......B-l Bridge ..............W-4 Classified.........D-l, 12 Death Notices ........B-4 Editorials ............B-2 Finance ............A-12 Music and Arts___W-6, 7 Omnrr..............A-12 Radio-TV........TV-1, 16 Real Estate.......R-l, 12 Ship Arrivals.........B-7 Sports ............C-l, 6 Women's News ,W-1, 10 He said Cantave and his rebels retreated into the mountainous area around the city after inflicting heavy losses on special army and tactical units of the Duvalier government. He put the government losses at 125 killed, and the rebel fatalities at 5. For the past several days there have been reports of heavy fighting in the cof- fee-growing areas between government troops and Cantave's forces, variously numbered as between 250 and 500 well-armed men. Cantave, a former gen- eral in Duvalier's army who fell out with the Haitian president, headed a force of exiled Haitians that landed near Cap -Haitien in Haiti Aug. 5 in a move to topple Duvalier. Bombs Wound 20 in Barroom BRUSSELS hand grenades were lobbed into a Congolese bar in downtown Brussels late Saturday night. First reports said at least 20 persons were wounded, several of them critically. Race-Relations Meet Disrupted by Interlopers By MARK CLUTTER and VINT MADER A scheduled human relations meeting to discuss the integration issue in the South Bay areas was broken up at Torrance High School Saturday night by a cadre of heckling demonstrators who hooted the program to a halt. Late Saturday night, after Torrance police de- clared the meeting some persons re- fused to leave and attempted to carry on the meeting. The group, accused by the panel moderator of be- ing from the ultraright-wing" John Birch Society, suc- ceeded in overwhelming a proposed panel discussion rACOmCT AH of the Centinela Bay Human I Ul CLOjl VII Relations Committee. As the riotous disrup- tions continued at an un- controlled and violent pitch7 C. H. Catterlin, Torrance city prosecutor who was to have been moderator of the panel, declared the meet- ing adjourned. Long Delay Rights Bill WASHINGTON Leader Mike Mansfield of Montana said Saturday Senate consider- ation of civil-rights 'legis- lation will be delayed until late September in an effort to get other important bills passed. Mansfield outlined in an interview a program calling for Senate action on mea- sures to keep the debt limit at billion, to author- ize foreign-aid spending and to permit ratification of the limited test-ban treaty before any civil- rights measure is brought up. The Seriate is expected to take up the House-passed debt-limit measure Tues- day. Mansfield said regular departmental money bills will be taken up as they are cleared by the House and approved by the Senate ap- propriations committee. He said he also hopes to win passage of an educational- aid bill, but did not say which of several pending ones it would be. Although Mansfield did not say so, this seemed to reflect an administration decision to try to get ap- proval of most of the legis- lation it regards as absolut- ely necessary before head- ing into an expected work- stopping filibuster on civil rights. POLICE Lt. D.C. Cook then proclaimed the meet- ing an illegal assembly and officers began attempting to clear the hall of the dis- sident claque and the legiti- mate participants alike. Catterlin, president of the South Bay Bar Association, said later that "the leaders of this are the Birch So- ciety." The disruptive program began early with loud de- mands from the floor that the gathering be launched with the singing of The Star-Spangled Banner, in addition to the already- scheduled Pledge of Allegi- ance to the Flag and a relir gious invocation. The crowd stood and sang (Continued Page A-3, Col. 4) Bus Crash Injures 34 TROY, Ala. (UPI) A Greyhound bus smashed into a bridge abutment and crazily overturned into a creek near here Saturday while trying to avoid col- liding with a car. First reports indicated at least 34 persons were in- jured, but there were no im- mediate reports of any fatalities. E. German Guards Victims of Own Mine ALTENBURSCHLAR, Germany, Sunday Two East German border guards, their legs blown off by a Communist land mine, crawled to freedom in the West Saturday night. The border guards were talking to the mayor and some residents of this vil- lage across the barbed wire fence "Iron West German border police said. When they walked back to resume their patrolling duties, they stepped on one of the anti-refugee mines in the "death strip" ad- jacent to the border, police said. "The explosion ripped off the leg of one border guard, while the leg of the other fellow was still dangling police said. On their elbows, they crawled back to the fence and across to West Ger- many, police said. Both men were rushed to the nearest hospital. UY   

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